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Tables of Contents for Understanding Gis
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
Introduction
Why GIS
What is a GIS?
2
5
Spatial operations
3
1
Data linkage
4
3
Questions a GIS can answer
7
1
Sample GIS applications
8
1
Components of a GIS
9
2
What a GIS is not
9
2
Using a GIS
11
19
Summary
30
 
Introduction to GIS and ARC/INFO
Basic map concepts
2
2
Map features
2
1
Spatial relationships
3
1
Symbols and labels depict descriptive information
3
1
Storing geographic data
4
23
Representing maps in the computer
5
2
Representing multiple features
7
2
What is topology?
9
7
Organizing map information
16
3
Representing descriptive data in the computer
19
1
Connecting features and attributes
20
2
The relate and join relational operators
22
4
Terminology review
26
1
Summary
27
 
Starting your ARC/INFO project
Project overview
2
3
Designing the database
5
12
Identifying data layers and attributes
5
5
Defining each attribute
10
3
Coordinate registration
13
4
Starting the data automation project
17
7
Workspace organization and naming conventions
17
1
Backing up your data
18
6
Advanced topic---Building an application system
24
2
Summary
26
 
Getting spatial data into ARC/INFO
Data capture
2
5
Key terms
2
1
Digitizing
3
4
Steps used to capture data by digitizing
7
6
Digitizing maps in ARC/INFO
13
27
Command usage
13
1
The user's guides
14
2
Starting ARC
16
1
Starting ARCEDIT
16
5
Drawing the coverage
21
2
Digitizing from a map manuscript
23
11
Adding labels
34
2
Drawing the coverage
36
2
Exiting ARCEDIT
38
2
Advanced topic---Coverage creation alternatives
40
6
Starting GENERATE
44
2
Summary
46
 
Making spatial data usable
Steps for making spatial data usable
2
6
Automating polygon data
2
6
Constructing topology
8
7
Feature attribute tables
8
2
BUILD versus CLEAN
10
5
Identifying digitizing errors
15
10
Correcting spatial data using ARCEDIT
25
29
Setting the environment
26
7
Performing edits
33
3
Preparation
36
1
Adding missing data
37
9
Correcting mistakes graphically
46
7
More practice
53
1
Reconstructing topology
54
3
Advanced topic---Editing a line coverage
57
7
Summary
64
 
Getting attribute data into ARC/INFO
Steps for getting attribute data into ARC/INFO
2
2
Using TABLES to create a tabular data file
4
7
Defining a relate item
6
5
Using TABLES to enter descriptive attributes
11
5
Using ARC/INFO to link attributes to geographic features
16
10
Relate and join
21
5
Advanced topic---Adding attributes from an existing digital file
26
5
Summary
31
 
Managing the database
Coordinate systems for a multi-coverage database
6
18
Thematic layers
6
1
Spatial partitions or `tiles'
6
1
Real-world coordinate systems
7
1
Latitude-Longitude
8
1
Planar coordinate systems
9
1
Map projections
10
2
Tic features
12
1
Transformation
12
12
Joining adjacent maps
24
20
Database management
44
2
Summary
46
 
Performing geographic analysis
Introduction to geographic analysis
2
1
Steps for performing geographic analysis
2
1
Establish the objectives and criteria of the analysis
3
6
Prepare data for spatial operations
9
2
Perform spatial operations
11
17
Generating buffers
11
5
Using coverages to manipulate spatial features
16
3
Performing a polygon overlay
19
8
Performing a sequence of spatial operations
27
1
Prepare data for tabular analysis
28
3
Perform the tabular analysis
31
5
RESELECT
31
1
ASELECT
31
1
CALCULATE
32
4
Evaluate and interpret the results
36
5
Advanced topic---Refine the analysis as necessary
41
9
Summary
50
 
Presenting the results of the analysis
What is a map?
2
2
Geographic features
2
1
Cartographic elements
3
1
Using symbols
4
4
Symbol definitions
4
1
Symbol files
5
1
Types of symbols
6
1
Using symbols effectively
7
1
Steps for creating your map
8
14
The map message
8
1
Intended audience
8
2
Output medium and size
10
1
Scale
11
1
Balance
11
2
Symbolizing features using their attribute values
13
6
Key legends
19
3
Using ARC/INFO to create your map
22
13
Indicate the display
23
1
Specify the geographic area
24
1
Specify the map parameters (size, position and scale)
25
4
Draw the coverage features
29
3
Add the additional cartographic elements
32
3
Report design and generation
35
3
Advanced topic---Creating a map for display
38
9
Summary
47
 
Customizing ARC/INFO
What's in an SML
2
4
Running an SML program
2
4
SML menus
6
5
Anatomy of a menu
7
4
Anatomy of an SML program
11
7
Components of EX3.SML
14
4
Getting more out of SML
18
11
Local and global variables
18
3
Passing arguments
21
1
Flow of control
22
2
The SHOW command
24
3
Looping mechanisms
27
2
Developing a user interface
29
10
Calling the menu
30
1
Adding a zoom function
31
5
Adding a query function
36
3
Summary
39
 
What next
Appendices
Appendix A: Confirming training data installation
Appendix B: Project database
Appendix C: Map sheets
Appendix D: Answers to written exercises
Appendix E: Sample maps
Glossary
Index
Questionnaire